The wonderful part was that I could knock out my workout in the morning, get an INTENSE workout, burn a million calories, and felt energized in the morning. The horrible part? Getting up at the hour of 4:30am to be there by 5am. HORROR!
Ok, maybe not literally. But it’s to the point that people think I’m completely rude if they encounter me at any point within 1.5 hours AFTER I’ve had coffee. I won’t say a word. Don’t talk to me, don’t look at me. Let’s just sit in silence and wake up, please. No loud noises….thank you. Please hold all of your joy and excitement until after this coffee has set in.
I admit, it’s a little bit of a problem. I don’t mean to be rude, I really do love people. But it’s like there’s a cloud over my head until I’ve truly woken up! And it’s so much worse if I’m sore. Like…it’s BAD.
So back to the bootcamp story….I would wait until the last possible second to wake up and get ready in order to still make it on time. When I got home after the workout, I had to book it to get ready and get to work! Meaning that breakfast typically ended up being a sugary cereal that I could down really fast.
Until my roommate introduced me to overnight oats, of course! They ended up saving my life! Thank you, Pinterest, for showing my roommate how to make overnight oats so that she could show me how to make overnight oats.
I could make them the night before in a mason jar, and then simply take it out of the fridge and eat it or take it on the go. A perfect blend of carbs and protein!
This recipe is one of my favorites. It tastes like everything fall! And is SO easy to make!
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- 1 Scoop Lean Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 Packet Stevia
Combine the dry ingredients in a jar or a container with a lid.
Add in the pumpkin puree and milk.
Stir, then cover with a lid and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning, open the container and enjoy!
Check out this Chocolate Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding recipe for another easy, on the go breakfast option!